Week 26 sees much progress everywhere; 2nd render ready for HEYDI coating next week
Spring is in the air, and a song thrush attempts to nest in early morning quiet, but the building work disturbance is too much and it is now sitting tight on eggs on a beam in the big barn....pics next week.
and outside in the garden, more signs of spring as I found a robin's egg just neatly sitting in a hole in the wall - did it get taken short before returning to it's nest!
By Wednesday, the joists start going into place.....
The telehandler does some gymnastics.......
....before leaving site
and off it goes....it has been essential to have on site for getting the roof tiles up onto the scaffolding, shifting pallets of blocks around site, and earth moving on a large scale
but now we have the view from the house back
The last floor joists go into the drying room
Large 8"*3" offcuts looking like a garden Jenga self-build challenge....
with the smaller offcuts possibly for a table-top Jenga version....
the un-square& random sized blocks will make the game even more challenging
On Friday, a lovely sunrise to the end of a fantastic week of spring sunshine
The blockwork for the dividing walls in the wash room started going up
On Sunday, Mike goes up onto the first floor temporary boarding to take some pictures of the full floor joists.
These give an idea of the space there will be upstairs.
Looking to the east end - the first bay will be the kitchen - the washer-up will get a good view!
and the west gable end - these 2 bays will be the living area
The small room above the drying room...love the purlin beams in here
and a view down the length of the barn
Just received some great pics from Dusty who also went up into the roof space with his camera
Floor joists over the first two bays from the western end
View looking across into the entrance bay- will get good views of the old beams from here
Fire escape doorway
Thank you Dusty!
& finally - a shot of the new purebred Swaledale lambs that arrived this week in the next field